By Yolonda Gomez. Ceiling Lights. Published at Thursday, February 21st, 2019 - 16:06:42 PM.
What Type of Lights Are Compatible With Them? In most cases the lights used with the clear light panels are fluorescent. Other types of lights can be used however and within a residential home, regular halogen bulbs are often used to give a softer and more natural glow to the room. How Do You Install Drop Ceiling Light Panels? These are among the easiest of all lighting panels to install. Since they are extremely lightweight by design, they are easy to lift into place. After you have them in place, it is a simple matter of slipping them into the grid that is already in place.
Ceiling Lights: Determining The Right Size And Height : Choosing the lighting type and style for your decor is hard enough, but making sure the size of your lighting fixture is right for your room is an important factor in bringing it all together. Although there are some rules to determining size, they are not hard fast, stringent rules, as other factors apply to choosing the right size and height to hang your ceiling fixture. One popular rule that designers and decorators use for hanging fixtures over tables is start by measuring the diameter or width of the table. Then select a fixture that measures half of the total diameter or width of the table top. For example, if you have a table that measures 64 in diameter, you will look for a fixture that is 32 in diameter. The first thing to consider when selecting a ceiling fixture, however, is the visual heaviness or weight of your selected light fixture. For example, a crystal chandelier is visually heavy and therefore will lend itself to a smaller diameter or width, while a ceiling light with thin wrought iron branches can more easily fill a larger diameter with its lighter feel. The size of a fixture that will be hung over a table depends on the table and not the room size. This is the case when it comes to the hanging height over a table as well. Lights hung over tables should be centered in the middle of the table (unless two fixtures are hung over an extremely long table) and the bottom of the fixture should hang at least 30 above the table. When you are hanging a ceiling light and there is no table to help you determine the correct size, you must consider the size of the room as well as the ceiling height. The guideline to follow for hanging height is to allow 2 1/2 to 3 per foot of ceiling height. So, if you have a 12 foot ceiling, (12 ft x 2.5) your light would hang approximately 30 from your ceiling. Lights should never hang lower than 7 feet from the floor for clearance purposes. To determine the correct width of your fixture, determine the room dimensions. Add the width of your room to the length of the room. For example, if your entry way is 8 feet wide and 14 feet long, this equals 22 feet. Convert this number to inches, and viola, this is the approximate width of the needed light fixture for this room; 22 inches. So now that you know how to make sure the width and hanging height of a ceiling light are proportionate for your room, there is one more thing to consider when it comes to ceiling height. Understandably, if your ceiling is very high, although you may make sure that your width and hanging height are correct, if the light is too short, it will look silly. So, what to do...although common sense may be the simple answer, there is a formula or rule that is often followed in the design world for this too. The height of the actual fixture should be approximately 2 1/2 for every foot high the room is. If your room has 8 foot ceilings, the fixture height should be a minimum of 20 in height.
Bathroom Ceiling Lights - Picking the Right Ceiling Lights For Your Bathroom : You do not need to remodel your entire bathroom to make your bathroom attractive and eye peeling again. With these bathroom ceiling lights, you can give your bathroom a unique and different look with either the chandelier or the fan light. Here are some important factors to consider before purchasing any lights for your bathroom: Brightness: The brightness of the lights is an extremely important factor. It should provide enough brightness to your bathroom to get enough light in all the corners of the bathroom. Single or multiple lights: When choosing multiple lights on the ceiling lights you know that it will provide enough brightness, but sometimes too much light is really too much. If you want to do single lights, I will advice you to put a few single lights up in different parts of the bathroom. So youll need to sit down and think carefully how much light you want to have in your bathroom. There are some really good looking bathroom ceiling lights available which might catch your eye.
How to Fit New Ceiling Lights : Are you a DIY Guru or a bit of a beginner? Want to know more about installing lights? If youre looking to improve the look of a room then installing new ceiling lights is one of the fastest and easiest ways of doing so. Although there is a huge range of sizes, shapes and styles for ceiling lights, installing them always follows the same process: Installing your new lights Your new ceiling light fixture will have come with a mounting bracket. This will look like a solid piece of metal with screw holes and is likely to be shaped like a plate or a strip. The mounting bracket needs to be securely mounted to the electrical box in the ceiling with the wires hanging down around the bracket. Make sure that you attach the ground wire to the grounding screw on the mounting bracket. The next step is positioning your new ceiling lights so that you can connect the wires from the fixture to the ones coming out of the ceiling. Once all the wires are connected you need to carefully lift your new fixture up to the ceiling, pushing the wires up with it, and then line up the screw holes with the ones in the mounting bracket. Tightly secure your lights to the ceiling with the correct screws or bolts - this may take two people depending on the size of your fixture. Testing Once youve finished connecting your new ceiling lights, simply turn the electricity back on and flip the switch. If your room lights up then youve done it correctly. If not, then you will have to switch the electricity back off and check your connections. It is a good idea to check and see if other electrical items in the room are working as you may have blown a fuse - this simple test could save you hours of trying to find a problem with the wires.
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